Halobetasol is a corticosteroid used for the treatment of psoriasis. It is a corticosteroid category I under the U.S. classification, the most potent class of such medicines. Halobetasol propionate is typically supplied as 0.05 percent of topical cream. Halobetasol is the best available topical steroid.
-Halobetasol is a prescribed medication. It is available as a topical cream, a topical ointment or a topical lotion.
-Halobetasol is available as a generic medication. Branded medications typically cost less than that. In some cases, they may not be available in any form or strength as a brand name version.
-Halobetasol can be used as part of a combination therapy. This means that you will need to take it with other drugs.
How to use Halobetasol Propionate
Read the information given on prescription and package, if available from your pharmacist, before starting to use halobetasol. If you have any queries please consult your doctor.
Using this medicine just on your skin. However, do not use it on your ears, groin, or underarms unless instructed by your doctor.
Apply a thin film of the medicine to the infected area and gently rub in as instructed by your doctor, usually one to two times a day. Do not cover, bandage, or wrap the area unless instructed by your doctor. Do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants when used in the infant's diaper field.
Use this medication as per prescription and requirement
Know that your doctor has recommended this drug because he or she has felt that the advantage to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people who use this drug may not feel any significant side effects. It depends from person to person.
Some side effects may be serious. If you have any of these symptoms, stop using this medication and call your doctor immediately:
People with skin infection
Tell your doctor immediately whether you have a skin infection or develop a new bacterial or fungal skin infection. Your doctor may prescribe a medicine to treat your infection. If the infection does not go away, your doctor will make you temporarily stop using Halobetasol before the infection is healed
Halobetasol is a C-category pregnancy drug. It means two things:
Halobetasol clinical trials have shown no difference in safety or efficacy between seniors and younger people. However the elderly may be more susceptible to the effects of this drug.
It has not been verified that this medication is safe and effective for use in children younger than 12 years of age.
Children can absorb more halobetasol than adults. This means that they are at greater risk of severe side effects. If children have been taking this medication for a long time, their growth and development may be delayed. Your child's development should be monitored by your doctor if they need to take this medication in the long term.
If overdosed, this drug can be harmful. When someone has overdosed and has extreme signs such as passing out or respiratory problems can occur
Do not share with anyone this drug
Only for the present illness has this drug been recommended. If the doctor advises you to not use it for another infection later on.
If you are using this product on a daily basis and skip a dose, use it as soon as you recall it.
If it is near the next dose, skip the skipped dose. Using the next dose on a daily basis. Do Not double the dose to recover the missed dose.
Store this at room temperature and keep away from moisture, heat and light. Don't freeze it. Don't store it in the toilet. Keep all drugs away from pets and children.
Do not flush the drug down the toilet or dump it into the sink unless told to do so. Disposal of this product is very important when it has expired or is no longer required. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more information about how to safely dispose of your product.
|Uses||This drug is used to treat a number of skin disorders (such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, rash).||Used to treat mild and moderate acne.|
|How frequently it should be used||Used according to prescription and requiremen||Cannot be used regularly|
|How does it works||Reduces swelling, rednes||Removes acne scars|
|Where to use||For external use||On skin , avoid using on sensitive area|
Hormonal imbalance- Halobetasol can be absorbed through your skin into your bloodstream. This can influence how hormones are formed by your body.
If you unexpectedly stop taking this medication, your body will not be able to make enough cortisol. It's considered an adrenal insufficiency. In extreme cases, this may cause side effects such as hypotension (very low blood pressure), nausea, vomiting, dizziness, muscle weakness, irritability, depression, lack of appetite, and weight loss.
If you have been taking this medication for a long time, it can increase the hormone cortisol and cause Cushing Syndrome. Symptoms include weight gain, fat deposits in your body especially around the upper back and stomach area), and slow healing of cuts or infections. They also include anxiety, irritability, depression, roundness of the face (moon face) and high blood pressure.
Don't bring this medication next to your eyes or your lips. You should not use it on your face, groin, or underarms unless your doctor orders you to use it in these places. Wash your hands after applying this medicine or using this medicine.